Andrew Zimmerman is a professor of German history at George Washington University. He earned a PhD from the University of California, San Diego in 1998, an M.Phil in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge in 1991, a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in History from University of California, Los Angeles in 1990. He is the author of Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany, Alabama in Africa, and several peer-reviewed articles.
- Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany (University of Chicago Press, 2001) ISBN 0226983420
- Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South (University of Princeton Press, 2010) ISBN 9780691123622
- “A German Alabama in Africa: The Tuskegee Expedition to German Togo and the Transnational Origins of African Cotton Growers,” American Historical Review 110 (December 2005)
- “Looking Beyond History: The Optics of German Anthropology and the Critique of Humanism,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 32 (2001): 385-411.
- “Selin, Pore, and Emil Stephan in the Bismarck Archipelago: A ‘Fresh and Joyful Tale’ of the Origin of Fieldwork,” Journal of the Pacific Arts Association 21/22 (2000): 69-84.1
- “German Anthropology and the ‘Natural Peoples’: The Global Context of Colonial Discourse,” The European Studies Journal, Special Issue: German Colonialism: Another Sonderweg? 16(1999): 95-112.
- “Anti-Semitism as Skill: Rudolf Virchow’s Schulstatistik and the Racial Composition of Germany,”Central European History 32 (1999): 409-429.“Geschichtslose und Schriftlose Völker in Spreeathen: Anthropologie als Kritik der Geschichtswissenschaft im Kaiserreich,” Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften 47 (1999): 197-210.
- “Legislating Being: Words and Things in Bentham’s Panopticon,” The European Legacy 3 (1998): 72-83.
- “The Ideology of the Machine and The Spirit of the Factory: Remarx on Babbage and Ure,” Cultural Critique 37 (Fall 1997): 5-29